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Oktoberfest + SHIFT = SHIFToberfest

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are starting to turn shades of amber and gold. That lovely time before the brutality of Winter arrives, the flannel starts rolling out, and beers go from Shandy to Märzen. Last week at SHIFT Boston, thanks to our awesome Culture Committee, we celebrated the spirit of Oktoberfest with…

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Inside SHIFT: Looking Back At One SHIFTer’s First Year

I have learned so much in the last 365 days (approximately 260 “work days”) that it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to wrapping it up in a quick blog post. SHIFT, and working in an agency, has given me the opportunity to learn about everything from semiconductors to digital invitations to…

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This Week in Tech: WeWork, Walkouts and Wheels Edition      

Fall marches on at SHIFT … this week, Boston celebrates Octoberfest, New York has Yankees fever and San Francisco is all about the 49ers. Here are a few other things that caught our attention this week: Tech Worker Walkouts Increasingly, employees at some of the world’s largest tech companies are using their collective power to…

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This Week in Tech: Tough times for Libra

It’s Friday – time to read about all the tech news you may have missed throughout the week. Here’s what we’ve been keeping an eye on: Trouble for Libra I wrote about the introduction of Libra back in June – Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency that has received it’s fair share of criticism. Well, it had a…

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This Week in Tech: First Week of Fall Edition

We made it through the first full week of fall – those of us in SF have pulled our puffy vests and Patagonias from storage to brave those cold 60 degree days. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading while nursing our Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Opening the Black Box Marketplace On Wednesday, a group of…

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This Week in Tech: CEO Shuffle Edition

If you’re a CEO, this summer may have had you sweating in your corner office. In fact, in August U.S-based companies announced 159 CEO changes, a 28-percent increase over July and the most ever in a month. Through August, over 1,000 U.S. CEOs had stepped down, more than the same point in 2008 when we…

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This Week in Tech: Amazon takes on climate change

Happy Friday, everyone. Do you like tech news, but worried that you may have missed something throughout your busy week? Don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place. Here are the biggest stories in technology that our B2B PR teams have been monitoring. Amazon tackles climate change On Thursday, Jeff Bezos laid out a…

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AVENIR GLOBAL makes a change at SHIFT

Industry veteran Rick Murray takes over as Managing Partner Rick Murray, a PR industry veteran with 20+ years of agency leadership experience in the U.S. and Canada, has been appointed Managing Partner of Boston-based SHIFT Communications. SHIFT part of AVENIR GLOBAL, a privately-held agency network based in Montreal which also owns NATIONAL Public Relations. Murray…

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Friday the 13th Tech News

This Week in Tech: Friday the 13th Edition

Sure, Apple showed off new products, state attorneys general are investigating Google and WeWork may not be worth what it claimed. Here are some of other tech stories you might have missed this week: Uber’s Employer Status The California Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill known as AB-5, which will make it more difficult for…

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Super Pumped Ride Sharing

A “Super Pumped” Blog Post

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the San Francisco launch of Super Pumped, written by New York Times reporter Mike Isaac and hosted by The Verge’s Casey Newton. As an avid fan of Silicon Valley tech stories, the Booksmith, a bookstore in the historical Haight neighborhood that held the event, was the place…

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